Queensland Bottle Tree

Brachychiton Rupestris

Sunshine Coast Plant Varieties
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Queensland Bottle Tree Description

This is a small to medium sized tree with a characteristic bulbous trunk which gives rise to the common ‘bottle tree’ name.

Leaves are about 100 mm long and may have entire margins or be deeply lobed.

The bell-shaped flowers are followed by seed capsules which contain many large seeds.

Queensland Bottle Tree Maintenance

The Queensland bottle tree requires frequent watering during its early years to establish its root system.

Once the Brachychiton rupestris tree is established, it can survive on natural rainfall.

However, during long periods of drought, it is important to water the bottled tree to prevent it from drying out.

Queensland Bottle Tree Alternative Names

Queensland bottle tree.